Showing posts with tag: Prison Ministry

26 OCTOBER 2017

Lighthouse Church: A Place of Belonging for Inmates

Northern Lighthouse Church did not set out to start a prison ministry. It happened when Sam and Karen Keyzer moved their family to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1997 to plant a new church. With seventeen years pastoral experience in the Christian Reformed Church, Sam had been trained in church planting and understood its methods. Yet despite this, […]

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20 OCTOBER 2017

Driving Children to See Mothers In Prison

St. Anne’s Catholic Community, thirty-two miles northwest of Chicago, became involved in a program for mothers in prison to have an opportunity to visit with their children. Sponsored by the Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, the “Visits to Mom” program provides free transportation to children whose mothers are incarcerated. For volunteers from St. Anne’s, this […]

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14 OCTOBER 2017

Developing Leaders Among Ex-Prisoners

At the 11:45 service, the first 3-4 rows are reserved for “Jake’s Men,” as other members of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church call them. Bethel AME, a prominent Gothic-style white stone building in Druid Heights, serves as a beacon for one of Baltimore’s poorest neighborhoods. Many of “Jake’s Men” have just been released from prison, […]

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